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good morning, america. breaking right now, a massive strike in the nation's third largest school system. almost 30,000 teachers walking out. hundreds of thousands of students forced to stay home in what could become an epic battle. we're live on the picket lines. monkey on the loose. the rogue pet escaping in this upscale florida neighborhood. terrorizing residents for hours. even trying to bite people. menacing residents from house to house. we'll show you how it ended. superstar stalker caught on camera. this man goes after miley cyrus jumping over her security fence. brandishing scissors, telling police he needed to see her. the scary scenes captured on video tape. ♪ surprise wedding. the "gossip girl" snags
"people's" sexiest man alive. blake lively and ryan reynolds tied the knot on sunday with the serenade from one of the biggest rock stars on the planet. all the brand-new details on their secret ceremony this morning. hello, everybody. boy, that is a good looking couple, huh? >> they are. >> and you know this music, florence welch, florence and the machine. glad to have amy robach here. this is a big day for robin. she begins her medical treatment this morning. josh and i had a chance to spend some time with her last night. >> indeed. her extended "gma" family, past and present. i know you were there. diane sawyer showed up. it was quite a night that became quite a morning, i'm just saying. i understand there's some photographic evidence that we will be trotting out a bit later in the program. >> i miss the morning shift. >> yeah.
it was quite an evening. we have a lot to get to this morning. check this out, president obama getting a bear hug down in ft. pierce, florida, scott van duzer, the owner of the pizzeria is the one who did it. now he did ask permission from the secret service first. >> good thing. and we're also going to have more on those rare and terrifying twisters hitting new york over the weekend. powerful storms slamming the entire northeast, in fact. hundreds of severe storm reports over the weekend. look at that. and also the u.s. open women's final delayed by the tornadoes but when serena williams hit the court, boy, what a match. it was this close. she pulled it off. she'll tell us about that moment in her first live interview. >> you were there? >> yeah, i had a chance to go and witness the magic. >> excellent. a lot to get to this morning. let's begin with the teachers' strike. josh is here. >> huge implications, teachers in chicago are on strike, after failing to reach a deal on education reform pushed by mayor rahm emanuel.
the numbers, staggering. 29,000 teachers off the job. nearly 400,000 students in limbo. their parents scrambling to find day care, among other things. ab's alex perez is on the picket lines in the city right now. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. a number of teachers already on the picket lines this morning. this is a major head-on collision been mayor rahm emanuel, the president's former chief of staff, and the teacher's union. the two things the sides can't agree on are teacher evaluations and a benefits package. the city has enacted a special emergency contingency plan. 144 schools will be open. they'll be providing students for five hours today with breakfast, lunch, and somewhere to be at that time. after that, parents are pretty
much on their own. the last time there was major strike was 1987. it lasted for 19 days. emp here is hoping this strike lasts nowhere near as long. >> we'll have updates all morning long. meanwhile, a tragedy as president obama was campaigning in florida. a police officer on a motorcycle escorting the president's motorcade in west palm beach was hit by a pickup truck and killed. the white house says the president did not witness the accident in question. and a dramatic rescue off central california. father and son had to make an emergency landing in the ocean. their cessna stalled in midair. the plane began to sink and overturn. thankfully, the emergency beacon was working. the coast guard was on the scene quickly, hoisted the men to safety. they were not hurt. the plane is now on the ocean bottom. and it was the largest government bailout stemming from the financial crisis and now the taxpayers are getting more of their money back. the u.s. treasury selling at
least $18 billion in shares of the massive insurance company aig. that means the government will no longer be the majority stakeholder and may even turn a profit on the sale. and thousands of people along the east coast are without power. parts of new york city are busy cleaning up this morning after two extraordinarily rare tornados. abc's meteorologist ginger zee is here to show us exactly what happened. ginger? >> josh, almost 700 severe weather reports over the weekend from oklahoma to maine, including the two big apple tornadoes. from a distance, you can see the tornado ripping along the coast of new york city, sending debris, even rooftops flying. the first of two urban twisters. the storm hit the new york metro area saturday. its 70-mile-per-hour winds tearing right through this surf club. >> it just threw everything around like matches like they were so -- paper. >> reporter: the second tornado packed an even stronger punch.
with winds upwards of 110 miles per hour, slamming into this section of brooklyn less than ten minutes later. >> there was a super wind. only way to describe it. it felt like it was sucking you up. >> reporter: bystanders caught these photos of the ominous clouds moving through. more than 20,000 tennis fans evacuated as the storms moved near the tennis tournament. here's the great news, josh, we have much cooler, much more pleasant and less stormy weather behind. meanwhile, nfl news, finally, week one. almost in the books, in case anyone had any doubts. by the way, peyton manning back, after missing all of last season undergoing four different neck surgeries. he proved why he is a four-time mvp. he threw for two touchdowns in his debut with the denver broncos, as they rolled the steelers at home. 31-19. but the highlight of the day, they call this in the news business, a kicker. and boy was it, a 63-yard field
goal from san francisco kicker david akers, as you can see there, off the cross bar and over. that went 63 yards and 1 foot. tying a league record, the niners beat the packers 30-22. and i know everybody's worried. my fantasy team is looking real good in week one. i need a big night out of ray rice, george. >> mark sanchez had a big day. >> he did, he did, and how. the race for the white house now. with both conventions wrapped both candidates are barnstorming through the battleground, and president obama has seen the first sign of a bounce. it's "your voice your vote." david muir is in columbus, ohio, with the romney campaign. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. as you know, that same gallup poll had mitt romney up by a point before the convention, now afterwards, as you point out, the president opening up that five-point lead which is why mitt romney is coming here to the battleground of ohio today. no republican winning the white
house without ohio. fresh off the new poll numbers, president obama in florida getting a different kind of lift. the owner of a pizza shop lifting the president a foot off the floor. the owner, a registered republican, telling the president he voted for him before and will again. the kind of voters -- the persuadable, that both sides are fighting for. something new for romney after months of hearing this -- >> we're going to stop on day one. we're going to get rid of obama care. >> reporter: romney says there are parts of obama care he likes. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform, of course. there are a number of things i like that i will put into place. one is to be sure that those with preexisting conditions can get coverage. >> reporter: the president trying to take the attention off the job nubs. numbers. hitting romney on his tax plans. >> you already have a deficit, you add $5 trillion in new tax cuts, $2 trillion in new defense spending and somehow, you're going to close the deficit without raising taxes on the middle class families.
they did not take their arithmetic course. >> reporter: george asked paul ryan about that math. >> the best way do that is show the framework, the outline and work with congress to do this. that's how you get things done. the other thing is -- >> isn't that a secret plan? >> no, no, what we don't want is a secret plan. >> why not specify the loopholes now, why not say right now -- >> because we want to have this -- george, because we want to have this debate in the public. >> reporter: and mrs. romney fighting back against the notion the romneys don't know what it's like to struggle. >> multiple sclerosis has been my teacher. at times, it's been a kind of cruel teacher. for people to think we don't have empathy because we're not suffering like they're suffering is ridiculous. >> reporter: and on that romney answer about health care, we pushed the campaign overnight and they tell us there's an important distinction here. president obama's health care requires insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions. the romney campaign telling me
that mitt romney would put it over to the states, for them to create a sort of marketplace for people to buy health insurance. that's a key thing that will be debated in the few weeks to go. >> thanks very. george, to a major health headline just before tomorrow's september 11th anniversary. for the first time, the government is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of that toxic rubble. abc's dan harris is here with those details. dan? >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. this has been an 11-year fight with the resolution now expected just in time for tomorrow's anniversary. [ sirens blaring ] >> reporter: when the towers fell, thousands of first responders -- police, fire, emts, and volunteers -- rushed to the scene, many working there for months. in the years that followed, many of them, as well as many of the people who live near the site, argue that the toxins from ground zero gave them cancer. >> they knew the air wasn't safe, notwithstanding what the epa was saying.
but it didn't matter. they were there to help save whoever could be saved. >> reporter: but federal government officials pushed back on paying the medical bills, arguing there was no proof. now, though, a turnabout. based on new evidence, the feds will announce that about 50 cancers will be covered by a $2.77 billion fund set up for victim compensation. >> the first responders there for us, we're now going to be there for them. we're going to compensate them. we're going to help provide treatment. >> reporter: this gets a little bit tricky, though. this is not a magic bullet. the ruling means many new people will come forward to apply for compensation, but the size of the fund is not increasing. it could get complicated from here on out. >> thanks very much. now, to florida when one neighbor got a surprise when a pet monkey ran away from his home and dodged authorities for hours. attacking at least one person before he was caught. it's not the first time the monkey has escaped. john schriffen joins us from
sanford with the details. good morning, john. >> reporter: well, gorge, good morning. the owner said his monkey has become so strong, he actually had to install a second layer of chain-link fence around his cage at his home. yesterday, the monkey was able to escape again. police chased behind him and for more than four hours, terrorizing this florida neighborhood. the first reports came into police around 2:00 p.m. sunday afternoon. this sanford, florida, neighborhood, in chaos. a 4-year-old pigtail macaque was on the loose. approaching residents aggressively. including jason. >> he came up and jumped up and tried to bite my arm right here. his last tooth kind of nicked it. >> reporter: neighbors say the monkey jumped on cars, perched on rooftops and nibbled at satellite dishes. >> it lunged at my leg. i kicked it. tried to fling it off my leg like that. it did back off for a little
while. >> reporter: the monkey named zeke is a pet. his owner, jeff, says the animal freed itself from his backyard cage. >> he ripped this chain back this way. pushed that chain up. and ripped the stanchions off the railing. he's houdini. >> reporter: as man control officers descended, police tried to catch up. >> he's just getting stronger and stronger. >> reporter: sunday's incident comes on the heels of a similar incident in las vegas. >> another chimpanzee escape. >> reporter: when two pet chimps escaped their enclose yours. >> they are wandering down the street. they are dangerous. bring shotguns. they are wild animals. >> reporter: that chase ended badly with authorities killing one of the chimps. fortunately for zeke and the rest of sanford, florida, he's now safely back in captivity. when he escaped last month, his owner was cited by the state wildlife commission. now, he says he'll have to take
zeke to an animal refuge. and now to that strange mystery virus grabbing headlines across the country. the hantavirus in a new place. a texas home featured on a reality show about hoarders. and now it's threatening an entire community. ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: if you've ever watched one of those reality shows about hoarding and thought there could be a deadly disease lurking under all that junk. >> move about out here at your own risk. >> reporter: well, you might be right. at least in this house in the pricey, planned community of the woodlands north of houston. a woman cleaning the home for a future episode of tlc's "hoarding: buried alive" caught a respiratory disease caused by the hantavirus. >> hanta is spread, it goes into the air. it goes into the air, it's breathed in and it affects the lungs.
>> reporter: the virus is fatal up to half the time. the woman is recovering, but this morning, a deputy sits outside the house to make sure everyone stays a safe distance away. as many as 30 people between cleanup and film crews were in and out of the home over the last two weeks. >> that house was -- made to order for that kind of a thing. there's no cleaning being done. nothing moving around. and there's row rodents inside. >> reporter: this owner died from the same virus after staying in infested cabins. tens of thousands of other tourists were warn to watch for symptoms. the producers of "hoarding" refused to comment on the latest case, but the home they hoped to feature on tv made it, just not how they planned. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. and we turn to will and kate on the road. after a romantic weekend in france, the royal couple is touring asia, the south pacific, on an official trip representing
queen elizabeth. abc's bob woodruff joining us from their first stop in singapore. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, bob. spending four days in a secluded chateau in france, william and kate are on their way here. this will be a lot of fun when they arrive here tomorrow. the glamorous couple is planning to celebrate the queen's jubilee in some of the world's most glamorous places. in this excellent adventure, the duke and duchess will hit four countries in nine days. from singapore, to malaysia -- it is the third official trip since the wedding. thousands turned out for just a glimpse during the first voyage to canada and california. >> i think there has just been such a big response to the duke and duchess of cambridge. they've become megastars, wherever they are, touring abroad. >> reporter: on this trip, the duchess of cambridge is expected to show off the clothes from her favorite designers, possibly 30 outfits, along with the tiara
said to be on loan from the queen. >> she's young. she's attractive and glamorous. that gives people an excitement. a glamour to the royal family that we have not had for a long time. >> reporter: in singapore's botanic gardens they will visit an orr -- orchid named after princess diana. she didn't get to see it before she died. it might be hard for kate and william to top the appearance of harry in the caribbean earlier in the year. harry is now on duty in afghanistan. this will be kate's time to shine. giving her first overseas speech on thursday at a hospice in malaysia. many hoping she will wow the crowds as she did earlier this year. >> i'm only sorry that william can't be here today. he would love it here. >> the couple will receive a south pacific welcome at their last stop where they will be honored on a garland-covered canoe, just as the queen was 30 years ago. george? >> garland-covered canoe.
i love that line about matching what prince harry did. >> well, there's so much to be said. >> it's a high bar. >> it's what she will be wearing, not what she won't be wearing. >> good point. let's get to ginger zee. >> hi, everybody. i want to start with the tropical weather. a stormy sunday in bermuda. if you had friends vacationing there, it wasn't the nicest of times. luckily, tropical storm leslie didn't do a whole lot of damage, what it will do is shove a bunch of water our way. that means some rip currents threats from the carolinas up the east coast to our friends in canada. speaking of our friends in canada, ay, thanks for this cold air. oh, my goodness, i brought a jacket to work. the coolest in new york city since june 26th. 2 1/2 months it has not been this cold. there are some frost advisories in michigan. also upstate new york. look at that. 39 in gaylord, michigan. one of my favorite places. your local forecast coming up in 30 seconds.
>> you want to talk about a place that isn't going to be cold today, they will likely break a record here in denver at 97 degrees. the average this time of year, 81. so a whole lot above average. and then it's windy and really hot in parts of montana and idaho. we're going to talk fire danger. we've got video, too. >> you're right, it feels great out there for us. >> real fresh. coming up here on "gma," big alarm at miley cyrus' house. an alleged stalker jumping her fence, brandishing scissors. claiming she was his wife. the scary scene all playing out on tape. and the shocking moment caught on tape. we'll show you what happened next. and an epic match for serena williams. winning the u.s. open, now she's here first live talking about her dramatic win. plus, the "gossip girl" and "people's" sexiest man alive. blake and ryan get married in a surprise wedding. we'll have all the details. alive.
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being attacked by an alligator. why he says he refused to be scared. >> that's a great attitude. also, what is the story behind this video. >> oh. >> the kid getting right up close with a bison. >> they're not refusing to be scared. >> yeah, in yellowstone. after an adult wisely encouraged the child to make friends with the bison. >> it wasn't just one kid. there was a whole group of kids up there. >> and the craziest thing, that's not "the play of the day." first, let's get to that alleged stalking incident involving miley cyrus. a 40-year-old man jumping the fence. it was all caught on tape. abc's linsey davis joining us. with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, amy. police say the best way to describe this man is delusional. he's in jail, charged with trespassing. after he was found carrying a pair of scissors and claiming to
be cyrus' husband, after jumping a fence to get on to her property. caught on tape. police respond to a 911 call of a prowler at the hollywood home of miley cyrus. >> show me your hands. >> reporter: man, claiming he was a friend of the 19-year-old singer's, was reportedly lighting candles and throwing himself against the outside wall of the gated property. >> we attempted to make contact with him. have him step out. he didn't respond to our commands at first. >> reporter: after finally emerging from the bushes, he gave himself up. >> keep your hands on the wall. keep your hands on the wall. >> reporter: the man said he was 40-year-old jason luis rivera, an identity the police have yet to confirm. reportedly a transient. with a long criminal record for trespassing. he not only told the police that he and the pop star were long-time friends, but they were also married. >> i'm a friend of miley cyrus. i am.
she's my wife. >> reporter: luckily, miley wasn't home as the 4:00 a.m. incident unfolded. >> got any weapons on you? >> well, i have a scissors. >> reporter: they also found something even more bizarre. a giant red heart necklace hanging around his neck. >> celebrity stalkers are known as erotomanics. they see the celebrity on tv, they see them on movies and they begin to think they have a relationship. >> reporter: this is the third time the singer's been targeted by an alleged stalker. last march, a 36-year-old pleaded guilty to loitering after lurking near her house in the middle of the night. in 2009, 53-year-old mark mccloud who reportedly thought he and cyrus were engaged, pled guilty to disorderly conduct after he repeatedly tried to contact her on the set of her movie, "the last song."
and just last week, guns were drawn after a report of a home invasion. that time, she was a victim of swatting, where someone calls the police for a false alarm. and now we have encouraging update on the 17-year-old young man we told you about in july. fred langdale was attacked by an alligator. the 17-year-old made a split-second decision to sacrifice his right arm. he's back in school with the best attitude ever. matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: it was a moment of horror. >> a gator just got my friend, he's in the water. >> reporter: and remarkable heroism. >> i told him to get back to the bank. the gator's coming after me. >> reporter: in july, this 11-foot gator clamped 17-year-old fred langdale's arm. fred to make a split second life or death decision. >> when he started to do the
death roll, i thought, okay, here's my chance. >> reporter: he moved to safety. >> he came up out of the water like superman. >> i came over here. there's a big old spiderweb. i put it over my arm. i came up here and put my arm between my legs to apply the pressure. >> reporter: he stopped the blood so well he didn't even need a transfusion. most astonishing when "gma" caught up with his the next day, his at constitute. >> i'm just happy i'm still alive, my buddies are still alive. >> reporter: this morning, he has a new arm. fitted last week by technicians with a prosthetic limb that allows him to grab, grip on to something as small as a cheetoh. >> i literally been doing this for 27 years. i have never seen anybody do it that fast. >> reporter: to test that new
hand, the high school senior volunteered to take us out on his beloved air boot. he's one handed as he drives. out there on the water, he drives with his feet and keeps his rifle nearly. gators still a threat. back at the site of the attack, fred refuses to be scared. no fear of gators, huh? >> no. >> what can you do that you couldn't do a couple of days when you got it? >> i can finally button my jeans by myself. >> simple things? >> simple things. >> reporter: for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, florida. >> grateful for the simple things. fantastic story. >> smile on his face throughout the whole thing which is remarkable. let's get some weather now, ginger zee in for sam. good morning, everyone, as pleasant as it is here in the northeast after all the storms this weekend, big fires out in the west. this is a picture from one of my twitter followers sent me from yellowstone. we also have video from jackson hole, wyoming. 25 fires burning. red flag warnings in 12 different states. it's hot, it's dry, it's windy. all those together, not so good for fires.
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but just amazing, shifting back and forth, almost going to a tiebreaker before williams finally won seven games to five. and we are thrilled to have her with us for her first interview this morning. congratulations. >> thank you. >> big smile. with the hardware, too. >> oh, my gosh, it's such a good feeling. >> i want to ask you about that moment. two points away from having to go to a tiebreak. you manage to turn it around. you crumble on to the court. tell me about that moment. >> it was such a great moment. i thought i had a chance to have a match point earlier. i went for maybe too much. i thought, okay. i'm just going to make my return and get involved in the long rally. and the next thing i know, the ball went out. and i was overwhelmed with the match. and it was over all of a sudden. it seemed to be over. >> yeah. and that moment was just glorious to watch. you are jumping around like a little girl. this is your fourth time winning u.s. open. what does it mean this time? >> it's awesome because i, you know, have had so many
tribulations that i've gone through in the past, you know, year or so. so it was really awesome for me to come on top, come full circle winning wimbledon, winning the olympic gold. >> it's been quite a summer. >> it's been a great summer. i don't know. it's such a thrill. it's so exciting. it still hasn't quite set in. >> anybody who was watching i think thought you were going to make quick work of azarenka. 6-2 in the first. really quick. i was like, i'm going to be home on time. all of a sudden, turned around. what happened in that second set? >> i have to go back and look. i think azarenka started playing really, really well. started making more shots. i started making errors. she was just going for broke. she was doing so well and was able to come back. and the next thing i know, it was in the third. >> look at you watching it. at the beginning of the third, your mom yelled from your box "settle down." can you hear her when she does that? >> i can hear her. it was so loud yesterday. normally, i always hear my mom. yesterday, it was so loud.
that i did -- i heard her, but i didn't hear what she said. i remember thinking, gosh, what is she saying? what is she saying? i couldn't quite hear it. >> one thing you could have definitely heard is your opponent. we have a little tape here. let's roll the tape, shall we? >> you know, it's so funny, again, even during the match, i thought, i wasn't sure if i was grunting louder or she was. i thought i didn't hear her as much. it was weird. i was so focused and so zoned, i didn't hear that. >> you didn't hear that? >> i literally didn't hear that. you should have heard from the the stands. it became a chorus, with people trying to duplicate it. >> i usually i hear her grunting, but this particular match, i didn't hear it at all. >> well, congratulations. we wish you nothing but the best. >> thank you. >> what's next? i guess we'll find out? >> we'll find out.
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she plays, well, i think this year was "celebration" by kool & the gang. and they run to the bus. >> we don't know here. >> it's gone viral. i can't imagine why. she's here via skype. tracy, the kids are back. the first week of freedom. obviously important to you. how's it been? >> it's been great. lots of mommy time. >> how did it become a tradition to do this every year? >> you know, i took the first day of school, and i said, i'm going to do something fun. so that's what i did. and i've just been doing it for four years, and i had no idea this was going to happen. >> george is 11, angelo is 9. are they embarrassed yet? >> not at all. >> all right, i give that -- >> and they're not mortified either. >> and we'll check with you next year. tracy moutafis, you've got about
nine months to dance again before the dirge plays as summer approaches. thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> oh, it was great. coming up, the original "bachelorette" trista, she found love. got married in front of america. she's back with us today. a better routine for a better back to school brought to you by got milk? so want a jump start to your day. did you know that studies suggest that eating a healthy breakfast improves your alertness, attention span and memory. go to [ male announcer ] one try can change everything.
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goodmorningamerica.com/yahoo! on healthy tips on how to start your day right. good morning i'm eric thomas. former supervisor nadia lockyer scheduled to be in court today on drug and endangerment charges. investigators say they found meth and drug paraphernalia in a room lockyer shared with her 9-year-old son. she has pleaded not guilty. current conditions 45 santa rosa, 49 redwood city and livermore everybody else in the 50s now. dry air, a lot of sunshine, 60s coast, 70s bay, 80s inland. warmer especially wednesday, thursday, friday.
♪ good morning look at that crowd enjoying the first hints of fall here in times square, new york city. lots of celebration. and also, you should know that robin's going to begin her medical treatment this morning. we celebrated last night with robin. shh, don't tell my boss i'm late with my "gma" family. we're all thinking. robin this morning. happy to have amy robach in with us. and, robin, this is for you. josh can do some pet tricks. >> oh, boy, here you go. >> what is that, josh? >> she got into my ear, and actually pulled the feed out. that's good.
that would have been a $1,000 breakfast for you. >> this is a kinkajou. >> it's also known as a honey bear. or very, very active fellow. >> it's a girl, right? >> it's a girl. >> oh no! >> oh, no! >> yes, that happens. >> on live television. >> oh. >> a little present. >> we're laughing right now. >> oh! >> you know what, i'm usually not this merciful, but we're going to move on. >> let's move on. the original "bachelorette" looking for love almost a decade after tying the knot with ryan suter, here to talk about making marriage work, parenthood and
she's speaking out about her plastic surgery makeover. >> josh, the things you'll do go viral. >> oh, no. >> we'll just clip that and get that to you. >> yeah. >> oh, wow. also, coming up on the show, hey, we're just hours now from katie couric's new show. she's launching the talk show today. katie is on her set. there she is, looking gorgeous. she's going to give us a sneak peek and fill us in on her biggests. and jennifer hudson is here live to talk about her new clothing line. hello, jennifer hudson. and switching gears, josh elliott is going to provide it. >> sort of thing, first of all, lovely time, as we send robin off on her big day. robin that was for you. i hope you can see it between your toes. we're going to get to breaking news, watching closely across the country, 29,000
teachers now have gone on strike after failing to reach a deal over health benefits and new evaluation benefits. the new form pushed by rahm emanuel. the strike means no classes for roughly 400,000 students and could mean implications for reform nationwide. and on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center. the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government
subsidies. and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health care law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. also, fire crews in central washington state are battling dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning. the largest fire now 50% contained. as ginger said this morning, they will not get a break there in the weather there, however, today. and a video that has a lot of people angry, including the officials at yellowstone national park. the adults there actually urged the kids to touch the bison who did as bison watching the group
charges the group. chasing that small child. the man of the group, laughing, however, inexplicably making no effort to help the boy. park authorities say it is a miracle that no one was injured or killed here. so don't play with the bisons or in the mornings, the kinkajous. and embarrassing for the quarterback, the first game, and it hadn't started yet. brandon weeden warming up, starting quarterbacks for the cleveland browns when they unfurl the giant american flag. disappeared for a while. perhaps, though, he may have won his stay under said flag. you know what, things happen, people. >> and it's really how you handle them. >> it is. >> what's going to happen? >> it's how we rise up. >> and you did it beautifully. >> thank you.
>> can't top that but i'll try with "pop news." good morning, everybody. big wedding news, "people" magazine is reporting that gossip star blake lively is now mrs. ryan reynolds. the couple got married at a south carolina plantation, blake's friends florence welch of florence and the machine performed three songs at the reception. blake and ryan have a house in bedford, new york, after meeting on the set of "the green lantern." and it cannot be easy getting a runway show ready for new york fashion week even if you're victoria beckham. just before the show, she tweeted this saying after three hours of sleep, i felt like an old bag. these are shots from her collection. let's slow down and really enjoy the moment here. the show was a huge hit emphasizing body-hugging,
waist-cinching clothes. and there's the best of all, her husband david in the front row cheering her on. remember all the fun we used to have with twister, everybody? >> oh, twister, the game? >> george still has fun with twister. you can, too, now, britney spears wanting to bring it to the next generation. twister 2.0, has a remix video with brit walking into a dance studio, drop something spots and then rocking those said spots surrounded by teen dancers. britney is on the roll these days in addition to the deal with twister and on "x-factor." >> there's no reason, but it was fun to do. and finally, murray, andy murray, he may have won gold in the olympics and have made it to the finals of the u.s. open but for andy murray's mom, judy, well, this may have been the
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they made history as the first "bachelorette" wedding. after nine years of marriage and two kids, the soon to be 40-year-old starlet decided to give herself an early birthday present. a bikini body makeover to feel pretty again. deciding on a breast lift and eye implant for an eyelid that she thought, quote, was a droopy eye. and the final result, this was her bikini body before. and here it is after. making a not mom even hotter as hubby ryan sutter had no complaints before, we're sure he definitely doesn't have any now. and we are here to welcome ryan and trista sutter. thanks for being here this morning. trista, i'm going to ask the question that every lady asks. you looked amazing beforehand.
what made you decide to make this decision? >> well, you know, i nursed both of my kids for a year, and literally, they were just deflated. they were deflated. that's what happens, if you ask any mom. and i wanted a little more self-confidence. i wanted to feel sexy for my husband. >> did you feel pressure at all? >> no, not at all. no, no, he would have loved me -- >> a little pressure. >> no, i didn't feel any pressure. i just wanted to do it for myself. >> ryan, what did you think of the transformation? you're happy with the results? >> i'm happy with the results? >> obviously, i love her more, the same, the same as before. but i may be love one section of her. >> there's a little more to love now, right? >> yeah. >> trista, you mentioned you had some complications after surgery. tell us what happened? >> i actually ended up with allergies. i ended up with a full-body rash that itched like crazy.
i was then put on prednisone and felt superdepressed. like postpartum depression. i was sad. >> was it worth it? >> it was worth it. >> would you give other women advice? >> no, that there can be complications going into it. really research your surgeon and know what's going on beforehand. >> you look great, before and after. "bachelorette" you were watching some of the season when you were on? do you watch the show, do you like the show? >> i watch. and i know the finale is on tonight. that's kind of my life. >> ryan? >> i like the show. but i don't watch it. >> you don't watch it. >> all right. our good friend kelly ripa said going to fiji is not marriage. going to costco is marriage. what is the secret to your success? because you are the only successful marriage.
>> marriage, i guess. >> -- marriage that came out of "the bachelorette." >> for me, it's commitment, knowing that divorce is not an option. you work through the hard times, and you celebrate the good times. and it's just enjoying the every day and loving being with my best friend, for me. >> yeah, i think you have to embrace the entire experience. it's not always going to be easy. certainly, i've done my share of things to mess things up. we work through those. >> at least the camera isn't rolling anymore during those times. >> right. >> we really admire your love story. it's beautiful. you guys both look great. by the way, thanks for coming on the show. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having us. >> lara, you were at their wedding. >> oh! >> congratulations, you two. yes, i was. we move on to kristen stewart. she is speaking out for the first time since the high-profile split from
"twilight" star robert pattinson while promoting her latest movie. and stewart talked about their rift and whether or not it affected their professional relationship. take a look. in the first public appearance since splitting with boyfriend robert pattinson, fans refused to hold back their love for kristen stewart while the mega star was promoting the movie on the road, her ex was with the rest of the "twilight" cast. the exes will reunite to promote the final "twilight" in november. and for the first time, stewart is speaking out, telling the associated press that she's confident they'll be able to handle the pressure, professionally. saying we're going to be fine. we're totally fine. fine is more than a glimmer of
hope for twi-hards who spots stewart wearing what appears to be her ex's t-shirt and his baltimore orioles hat on the way home. but will the two be fine on the red carpet after tuesday's release of "snow white & the huntsman." it features rupert. >> we know he was gushing about her performance. >> reporter: when the photos emerged, stewart issued a public apology to pattinson. >> how are you doing these days? >> very good. >> reporter: meanwhile, pattinson has also been on the road, stopping by "gma" to promote his own film. >> i'm not interested in trying to sell my personal life. >> is there any way to try to get used to all of this?
>> no, i don't think so. if you stop getting used to it, that means you're going crazy. >> and now we're just hours away from the launch of "katie." katie couric's launch of her brand-new show on the new set. katie, it's finally here, are you ready for this day? >> oh, george. of course, i'm ready. i'm ready already. you heard the music in the background. that's sheryl crow's theme song she wrote and recorded for us. so everybody around here is saying, are you ready for this day. but i think we all are and we're very excited, george. >> and you've got so many things planned for the first week. >> that's right, sheryl is going to stop by and jessica simpson will be here as well. the first tv interview since she had her baby in may. of course, she's gotten a lot of publicity for the weight gain during her pregnancy and a lot
of snarky tabloid headlines. i'm looking forward to talking to her. amy copeland, you know amy's story, george, she barely survived the flesh eating bacteria. i have to be honest, she's one of the most inspiring people i've ever met. her spirit and determination is just completely overwhelming. and also, heidi klum. we interviewed heidi last week. and she's been in the news a lot. with seal has had some things to say about heidi. and she really was incredibly candid and revealing when she talked with me. that's next week. jennifer lopez. and we have "fifty shades of grey," her husband said fifty shades of yea. i know lara loves that book. we're so excited. >> you've been working so hard. that is an amazing all-star lineup. i know you had a lot to do with the set.
show us around real quick. >> real quickly, this set was designed by this incredible man named michael potauk. and we call this the beam, we can have an empty stage on this come out which is basically a seating area, so if i'm going to have an intimate conversation with somebody, we can do that. i don't know if you can see behind me, we can change the light color. turn it into a disco if we want. i know you guys are new media over at "gma." you're not the only people in town with the touch screen, we want to make sure we stay in touch with people through social media. we've got our touch screen to keep in touch with people on twitter, facebook, and katiecouric.com. >> it must be exciting to create something brand new? >> it really was. by the way, i feel like vanna white, george. it was really exciting.
we put a staff together. we got to build the set. even more importantly, we got to establish what we wanted to do here. what the tone would be. the guest we would want to have, the sense of community we want to develop through this show. we've got such a great variety of topics and guests. you know, it's been really fun. for all of us, it's kind of an emotional day because we've been here from the beginning to see us go from sitting around the table saying, hey, maybe we should do a show to actually come to fruition with guests, it's exciting. >> and the news as well? >> i think one of the great things about the show -- do you like how i walk in front of this -- >> i do. >> when news happen, when there's a big story, we tape the day of. so if we want to blow out the show, if there's a big story, say, like a tragedy in aurora, colorado, and we want to take a look at what happened, we can
take a look at that because we love covering breaking news as well. when warranted, we're definitely going to do that. >> you've done everything in television news right now. how is this different? >> well, it's a start-up. and i think it's because you're creating something from scratch, as much as i love working for networks, we don't have a lot of bureaucrats breathing down our necks telling us what to do. so we have a lot of creative freedom and i think that's what makes this so exciting. there are no rules here, as far as we're concerned. >> that is exciting. we're all excited for you. i know it's a big, big hit. a lot of abc stations. katie, thanks a lot. coming up here, jennifer hudson will be live in the studio. there she is right now.
good morning i'm kristen sze. the woman killed in a crash saturday night has been identified as 52-year-old sherry hicks from santa barbara. she and her daughter-in-law were standing near north main and parkside drive when a red pick-up truck drove on to the sidewalk and struck them both. the daughter-in-law is in critical. the driver 53-year-old hosein tabrizi was taken to the hospital he faces vehicular manslaughter. good news, accident at highway 84 and 680 cleared, bad news, you can see 580 jammed, 680 jammed even highway 84 is still very slow. otherwise southbound accident marin at rowland blocking left
redwood city, 60s ♪ ♪ i love being in love ♪ ♪ when i die i don't wanna little big town coming up. the number one hit single this summer. boy, the crowd is loving it here today. as you may know, robin begins her medical treatment this morning. >> thanks so much. we're all thinking of robin this morning. we should mention little big town is about to perform a new
song from their much anticipated album. >> i don't know, the theme song from "good afternoon america." >> where do you go from there. >> also fun, watching josh navigate jack hanna's animals. you may have seen it -- >> oh, no! >> do we need to see that? >> wardrobe change. kinkajou number two, wardrobe change. >> are you thinking back to the kinkajou segment? >> no. also, join us tomorrow, jessica simpson will be here sitting in for robin as she steps along her journey. >> fantastic. >> we're also looking forward to this. come on over with me. a friend of the show. grammys, you know, fashion designer now. >> yes. >> to your resume.
>> it's new. >> it's very, very busy. on top of all of it, motherhood. how is baby david? >> he is amazing. he's 3 now. he's not a baby anymore. >> oh, no. >> yeah, i'm a big boy, that's what he says. >> how did you celebrate? >> oh, my god, we had the best time for his birthday. i forget the place we went to. it was so fun. the kids, by the way, go sit down, we need to play. >> how do you juggle it? the single career, the acting career, the fashion mind and being a very pleasant mom. >> you know, i feel like there's not a lot i can do to be as present as i want to be as a mom. i'm blessed to take him everywhere i go. you know, he comes to work with mommy. when it's mommy duty, it's just me and my munchkin, and it's us all day. then i like to take everything else and try one step at a time. day by day, you know.
>> that was a bit of your mantra with your weight loss. your great weight loss success with weight watchers. how is that going? >> it's amazing. i think weight watchers is the greatest thing ever created, to be honest. it's a blessing. >> you're proof pod that it can, one step at a time, right? >> one step at a time. >> is it true for your upcoming wedding that you're designing your own wedding dress? >> i did. >> any hints? >> it's three parts to it. it has a grand entrance. >> is it like a breakaway? >> yeah. it kind of has that moment. >> you know what i'm talking about, right? >> yes, i know very much. it's already done. >> we need to see that up close and personal when that happens. you're also going to see some fashions from your new line. i love you and your cute fiance. tell me about this line that you're doing? >> i'm launching it with qvc and
the one jennifer hudson collection. and i'm excited about it. it's the red carpet looks and you're like, my gosh, i wish i could wear that, but i can't afford it. it can be cute and comfortable. why does beauty have to hurt? i wanted to make something that's flexible and wearable. also for mothers. businesswomen. women, we wear many hats. >> we sure do. let's see some of those hats right now. >> yeah. >> where is the fashion? >> they're right here, behind you. >> tell me about this one. >> oh, my goodness. so this is -- it's more of a street look. also one thing i wanted to focus on is being able to show you -- sometimes, we want to be covered. sometimes, we don't feel -- >> it's sexy without trying, though, with the skinny pants. >> it's sexy, it's sleek, it's
cute, it's comfortable. it's cozy. all of those things and it's classy at the same time. and it's an easy wear. >> oh, i love this. animal prints. >> see, this will work every time. i wanted everything -- i want my size 16 too look as good as my size 6. in making each piece, i kept that in mind. if i wore a size 16, would it look as good as a size 6. >> it's so flattering. >> she looks amazing. it's so sexy. it's flattering. it's forgiving. it's all of that. >> you nailed that. i love the jacket. >> the jacket, right. >> this is cozy. >> i'm a chicago girl, it's always cold. we walk around in bulky looks all the time. this is a piece, where like, make it cute, make it flirty, make it fitted where your jacket feels like a part of your clothing, you know? >> yeah.
how many pieces in the line? >> oh, gosh, right now i have about eight. >> you can check out more on qvc? >> qvc tonight. >> qvc tonight with her looks and accessories from her collection. make sure you tune in. everybody, jennifer hudson with her clothing. and on that note, we're going to throw to ginger zee to look at the weather. >> love those outfits. i want to have a wedding dress. i'll have to check it out. where are you from? >> laguna niguel, california. >> rain, they broke the record last night. look at the temperatures there. the 60s in the pacific northwest. finally, i want to show you the heat there in the mid-south and southwest. midland there. 9 90. 97. denver will break a reco
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columbus do, jack hanna is live with us. siberian cubs, they look so gentle, but what? >> we all know what happened last year. the siberian tigers, maybe 500 in the world. george as waiting the bengal tire is maybe 400 pounds, these get to be up to 600 pounds. they're the largest tiger in the world. i'm sorry to say, these animals have chips in them. these animals will end up in australia or europe. >> how old are they? >> 6 months old. >> we've seen at one time, their stomachs explode. cats eat, leave it for the vulgars but they'll come back a week or two. they can swim on top of the water, under the water. the power of these animals i've seen a bengal tiger take down an
animal in less than ten seconds. >> they're calm here, though. >> they're beautiful. if you look at the stripes. if you had a bengal tiger here you would notice the difference in the stripes. >> no two stripes are alike, right? >> correct. but a different pattern. in the back, see the spots. eating something, something may be attacking it, they'll say, oh, he's looking backwards. >> wow, they're beautiful. >> every time i see these animals, i can't believe it. tigers, the most magnificent species there are. >> they really are. >> and look at these. >> this is just -- i don't know if i've ever seen an of tstrich before. >> no. >> look at those feet. >> exactly. if you look at the foot of this thing, you'll notice that that foot there, a big ostrich, that thing is huge. people think they're smart -- i love ostrich, their brain is so
small. they can go about 40 miles an hour. the male helps sit on the eggs. they're sitting on the eggs and they have their head down. their head's not really buried in the sand. they're an inquisitive creature. they can go very fast. >> when he looks at you here, it seems like -- >> okay. >> yeah, don't -- oh, yeah. their eggs, by the way, go up to five pounds. i go down with them, they actually feed their families from one egg and they use that as an canteen. >> what do they feed on? what do they eat? >> people -- no, grasses and things like that. >> now, let's get back to josh. we saw the kinkajou. >> exactly. >> josh -- i saw that -- i saw that for josh. here you go.
>> oh. >> should be fun. >> the kinkajou is a nocturnal creature. they live in south america. they get in a beehive, the fur is so thick that a bee cannot penetrate this underneath the honey. the fur turns green. like a big blob. >> he likes gray. >> he likes you. >> that tail is long, like a opossum's tail. >> he uses it as a hand. like balance. >> they're found in south america. >> do you want to jump? >> i can only afford one suit here. >> thank you, jack. >> a lot more animal fun on jack hanna's "wild countdow#
back now with the country group little big town. the high water mark for this band that can tell you the theme song for "good afternoon america" dearly departed. nominated for three vocal awards and single of the year. the album drops and they join us now. guys, first of all, congratulations on the theme song. how does it feel? i mean that is some serious exhibition. >> oh, man, it's amazing. we've had a really good week. >> yes. >> which one means the most of those? >> well, it was the band's first number one record so that's a pretty big milestone for us. >> 13 years. >> that's the thing.
you're an overnight sensation, 13 years. how does it feel for "pontoon" to go number one. one of the hot songs of the summer as 13 years as a group? >> it's unbelievable. but we couldn't be more grateful for the journey. that's what it's all about. we're having the best time of our live, man. >> that's awesome. we're very happy to have you here. you're forever a friend of the program. will you play the hit that we've heard about. it's off this album "tornado." it is "pontoon" everybody, little big town. ♪ back this hitch up into the water untie all the cables and rope ♪ step onto the astroturf get yourself a cousy ♪
♪ let's go who said anything about skin floatin' is all i wanna do ♪ you can climb the ladder just don't rock the boat while i barbecue ♪ ♪ on the pontoon makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof jumpin' out the back don't about like you don't want to ♪ ♪ party in slow motion out here in the open mmm motor boatin' ♪ ♪ reach your hand down into the cooler don't drink it if the mountains aren't blue
♪ try to keep did steady as you recline on your black innertube ♪ ♪ pontoon makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof ♪ jumpin' out the back don't act like you don't want to ♪ ♪ party in slow motion out here in the open mmmm motorboatin' ♪ ♪ hoo hoo hoo ♪ ♪ five-mile-an-hour with aluminum side wood panelin' with a water slide ♪ can't beat the heat so let's take a ride ♪
♪ on the pontoon makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof ♪ jumpin' out the back don't act like you don't want to ♪ ♪ party in slow motion i'm out here in the open mmmmm motorboatin' ♪ ♪ on the pontoon hoo hoo hoo ♪ on the pontoon hoo hoo hoo ♪ back this hitch out into the water on the pontoon hoo hoo hoo ♪ ♪ hoo hoo hoo
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simpson, she's the first guest host and richard gere will be here live. >> and what do you say we get a sendoff live from little big town. ♪ ♪ my baby got a song to sing while the crickets in doing that front porch thing ♪ ♪ singing singing a feel-good tune ♪ ♪ i sure can give these country blues doing that front porch thing ♪ ♪
good morning i'm kristen sze. the raiders open their season at home tonight raiders running back mcfad didn't will be back led the league in rushing for the -- for the first six games last year before he was sidelined with a foot injury. how is the weather for the gamement? comfortable, cool by the end of the game, kickoff 7:15, 64 dropping to 56 by the end of the game. mostly clear sky. before that today one to eight degrees warmer than yesterday, sunshine in our inland valleys upper 70s to upper 80s. low to upper -- sunshine coast. mid to upper 60s san francisco warmer this week. >> gentleman new accident southbound 680 walnut creek. ramp to eastbound 92 accident slow traffic on the peninsula. north 101 capital expressway to